I'd rather like to see a faithful adoption of the original story on which The Matrix is loosely based upon,
Simulacron-3 (1964) by Daniel F. Galouye.
There has been a proof-of-concept for synthesizing opioids with genetically modified yeast.
we engineered yeast to produce the selected opioid compounds thebaine and hydrocodone starting from sugar. All work was conducted in a laboratory that is permitted and secured for work with controlled substances. We combined enzyme discovery, enzyme engineering, and pathway and strain optimization to realize full opiate biosynthesis in yeast. The resulting opioid biosynthesis strains required expression of 21 (thebaine) and 23 (hydrocodone) enzyme activities from plants, mammals, bacteria, and yeast itself. This is a proof-of-principle, and major hurdles remain before optimization and scale up could be achieved. Open discussions of options for governing this technology are also needed in order to responsibly realize alternative supplies for these medically relevant compounds.
If implemented successfully on a large scale, what are the consequences for traditional opium farmers from already poor regions?
Maybe this will cheer you up and lighten the association.
Neil Breen's Double Down (2005) is a film so bad that it's good, or.... at least interesting.
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Say "cyber" one more time...
Nearly stock Android, reasonably priced.
2 GiB RAM, 16 GiB Flash + microSD.
Root and unlocked boot loader included.
Previous Bq models have LineageOS support. This one will most likely follow.
Why is no manufacturer capable or willing to release a smart phone with 100% free software from the start?
If they really have to keep the baseband firmware proprietary, isolate it with an IOMMU.
What are they afraid of?
They're actually copyright infringers, not pirates.
Publishers often refer to copying they don't approve of as “piracy.” In this way, they imply that it is ethically equivalent to attacking ships on the high seas, kidnapping and murdering the people on them.
5.25" single-sided floppies could be converted into double-sided disks,
by punching or cutting a marker hole in the right place.
Drilling a hole in 3.5" DD floppies would double their density to HD.
I assume this trick worked due to laws of mass production.
It is absurd how much computing power is wasted on dynamically generating what is effectively static content, like blogs.
A simple blog should not require an SQL database and complex software stacks that are executed whenever someone visits the site.
Write articles and blog posts in a simple, human-readable markup language such as Markdown or ReStructuredText.
Manage your documents in git. Run the generator to recreate the HTML and update Atom/RSS feeds.
The resulting website is blazing fast and can be hosted on dirt cheap servers.
More simplicity on the Internet please.
The loudness war mostly affects pop genres like Rap and Rock.
Classical and Jazz recordings generally don't suffer the same fate.
The pointless article is still on the front page and Bitcoin is already back over $1000.
Bitcoin has died 119 times so far.
Do you know of any 64-bit ARM single-board computers with 4 GiB of RAM or more?
"When the going gets tough, the tough get empirical." -- Jon Carroll